Camavinga and Saliba named to France squad for Olympics as Mbappe left out – .

Camavinga and Saliba named to France squad for Olympics as Mbappe left out – .

André-Pierre Gignac and Florian Thauvin are also included alongside several exciting youngsters for the delayed Games in Tokyo

Eduardo Camavinga and William Saliba were included in the France squad for the Tokyo Olympics, but Paris Saint-Germain superstar Kylian Mbappe was excluded.
Other notable names to make the cut include Andre-Pierre Gignac and Florian Thauvin, with an experience mixed with youth.

Three players over 23 are allowed in the selection, with most nations looking for well-known selections when building their numbers.

Who made the France team?

Center-back Saliba hasn’t seen the best of times since moving to Arsenal, as he awaits his competitive debut for the Gunners.

That may never come with the transfer talks that will do the trick again this summer, but he will continue to win the gold medal.

Rennes star Camavinga, another with the club’s uncertain future, is set to gain attention in Asia this summer.

Gignac, who plies his trade in Mexico with the Tigers, ensures a prolific presence at the front and has 36 senior caps to his credit. His club colleague, the former Marseille and Newcastle star Thauvin, is another full-fledged international who has played for the Blues 10 times.

Why is Mbappe not included?

A man who is currently playing for France at Euro 2020, as he seeks to add to his World Cup winner’s medal, had expressed his willingness to play in the Olympics.

The door was left open for him, with the PSG striker still only 22 years old, but he will not add to a busy schedule.

Didier Deschamps’ side placing in the last 16 of the European Championship and expected to go even further in the tournament, Mbappe will need some sort of break this summer.

The Olympics, which were scheduled to take place in the summer of 2020, are due to start on July 23.

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